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Audio jack detection and configuration switch enables detection of different audio accessories

11/22/2010 10:35 PM EST
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WKetel
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re: Audio jack detection and configuration switch enables detection of different audio accessories
WKetel   11/26/2010 9:35:07 PM
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Great! Now we will have the consumers believing that plugging anything into anything should work. That has been a source of problems for quite a while. Really, I can understand the desire to accommodate the technically ignorant, and the goal of reducing the portion of system volume needed for external connections. This undoubtedly is a brilliant invention, but consider the situation where one wishes to connect both an earphone and a microphone.

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EE,etc.   11/25/2010 5:04:36 AM
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This is the beginning of a new era in audio devices/accessories by replacing a simple mechanical jack with a smart one that can differentiate between headphones and Mics. I am looking forward to smarter audio jacks in near future to control the maximum dispensable audio power that can be sent to a headphone. Otherwise with all the kids listening to various audio players at very high volume these days, we will end up with a deaf generation pretty soon.

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